OFSTED/CQC Inspections - WHAT?
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"From 18 June 2018, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out jointly an inspection of your local area. The inspection will evaluate how effectively the local area:
- identifies and assesses the needs of children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities
- meets the needs of these children and young people so that their outcomes and chances of participating fully in society improve.
The views of children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, and the views of their parents and carers will be gathered during visits to a number of early years settings, schools, colleges and specialist services. These views are critical to the inspection process.
The inspection will also include an online webinar to allow other parents and carers in the Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council local area to contribute. The session will be led by Pippa Jackson Maitland, Her Majesty’s Inspector, who will ask parents and carers about their views and experiences on how effectively Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council local area is fulfilling the above responsibilities.
While we understand that many parents and carers may have views on their experience that extend before the implementation of the reforms in September 2014, it is important that this date is used as the start for gathering evidence about the impact of the reforms as part of our new inspections.
We would also like parents and carers to understand that we will not be able to follow up or comment upon individual cases."
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Any questions about the inspection or webinar please feel free to ask!